All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren call of the ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances – as family, career and provider fatigue threaten to overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you could defy the slow march of age? Shelve all worldly pressures, pack up the family and a few trusty surfboards and hit the open road for the great Australian surfing road trip? Inspired by such dreams, Tim Baker embarks on the Big Lap in search of the perfect wave and domestic bliss. It is a story for anyone who has ever yearned for an alternative to the busy, micro-scheduled existence of work, school, shopping and the daily grind. Watch the Surfari trailer here.
AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 OUT OF 5 STARS. I WANT TO GET A CARAVAN!
“Every time I pass a caravan on the road these days I size it up for a trip around Australia such was the inspiration from reading this great yarn. As a surfer with Kids roughly the same age as Baker’s I could put myself in many of the situations they found themselves in and read on with relish. A great and easy read and not just a surf trip, rather a rich commentary on the state of surfing around Australia and the more practical aspects of packing up the family and going nomad for a while.” JB
5 OUT OF 5 STARS. THIS IS AN AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC!
“Brilliantly crafted. Enjoyed every page and felt like I was a silent passenger on this colourful voyage around Australia. This great story could be responsible for a sudden spike in young surfing nomads doing The Lap around Oz!” Matt.
5 OUT OF 5 STARS. I CAN’T PUT IT DOWN
“I am only in the middle of reading Surfari, and I can’t put it down. Tim’s humour has me chuckling on every page. I am learning about Australia and surfing from my reading chair, and loving it.” ANDY.
Listen to ABC Gold Coast’s reader reviews discuss Surfari with Tim here
Read an interview with Tim about Surfari on Happy Place Hunters here
Read an article about Tim’s trip in the Brisbane Courier-Mail.